Texas Issues SNAP Benefits Early​

Chelsea Wade
January 14, 2019 - 8:30 am

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TEXAS (KRLD 1080)- Thousands of Texans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will get next month's benefits early because of the shutdown.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission said SNAP recipients will have their February benefits loaded onto their Lone Star card on January 20th.  The commission urges people to space out their purchases throughout February.

The government said "it is unclear" when or if funds will run out as the shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history.